On September 12, 2012, the day after the Benghazi attacks, Obama delivered a speech in the Rose Garden in which he referred to the attacks as an “act of terror,” saying: “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.” The following day, Obama twice referred to the attacks as an act of terror, once in Colorado and once in Las Vegas.
During an appearance on Fox News’ America Live, Issa accused Obama of minimizing the attacks by referring to them as an “act of terror,” saying: “An act of terror is different than a terrorist attack. The truth is, this was a terrorist attack.”
Perhaps in the world of Washington DC politics, there might be a difference in the phraseology? But in the clip, Issa keeps saying “the American people deserve ‘real time’ information.” I seriously believe that if you tell the American people something was an “act of terror” or a “terrorist attack” – the American people perceive those as the same thing.
This is slicing and dicing, parsing and chopping language to help support the idea that something that didn‘t happen (a cover-up), happened.
(via Media Matters)